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By-law No. 2007-049 THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM BY-LAW 2007-049 Being a By-law to Amend By-law 2001-094 being a By-law to Regulate and Control Dogs WHEREAS on the 1st day of November, 2001 the Corporation of the Municipality of Bayham found it desirable to enact By-law 2001-094 being a By-law to Regulate and Control Dogs within the geographical boundaries of the Municipality of Bayham. AND WHEREAS Section 11, of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 2001, c.M. 25, as amended, authorized the Councils of single tier municipalities to pass By-laws respecting matters involving animals; AND WHEREAS Council now deems it necessary to amend By-law#2001-094, and enact and pass an amending By-law for this purpose; AND WHEREAS the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Bayham deems it desirable to pass a By-law to provide for the regulation and control of dogs in the care and control of an Animal Rescue Facility; NOW THEREFORE,the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Bayham enacts as follows: Amend By-law#2001-94 Section 4 to read KENNELS and ANIMAL RESCUE FACILITY. AND THAT; the following section to By-law#2001-94 be added: 4.6 ANIMAL RESCUE FACILITY 4.6.1 In this section"Animal Rescue Facility"means an person approved to operate a dog rescue and adoption program at a specific property within the Municipality. 4.6.2 In this section"Approved"means annual written approval from the Council of the Municipality of Bayham. 4.6.3 The Municipality shall authorize a person to operate an approved Animal Rescue Facility where such person has demonstrated he/she is operating a dog rescue and adoption program in good faith, a rescue program for a specific dog breed recognized by the Animal Pedigree Act (Canada), or a dog rescue and adoption program as a not for profit corporation, and is registered with a recognized animal welfare organization and provides the Municipality a letter of reference signed by their primary veterinarian confirming that he/she provides medical care for the pets in his/her rescue and adoption program. 4.6.4 The Municipality's authority under Section 4.6.3 to operate an approved Animal Rescue Facility shall expire on December 31st of the year for which the authority was issued. 4.6.5 The Municipality may renew the authority issued under Section 4.6.3 for a person to continue to operate an approved Animal Rescue Facility where the person has provided an annual report to the municipality with information regarding the adoption of dogs, including the number of dogs adopted, who adopted the dog, address of the new owner and date the dog was adopted, and demonstrated he/she continues to meet the requirements under Section 4.6.3. 4.6.6 The person approved to operate an Animal Rescue Facility shall not be required to pay a licence fee pursuant to this By-law for the first year, from the date of registration, a dog is harboured by or in the possession of the approved Animal Rescue Facility and where the dog is harboured by or in the possession of the approved Animal Rescue Facility for the purpose of rescue and adoption. Dog Control By-law Municipality of Bayham 4.6.7 Despite Section 4.6.6 where a person approved to operate an Animal Rescue Facility harbours or possess a dog for the purpose of rescue and adoption for more than one year, from the date of registration,the person shall pay a licence fee for such dog in accordance with Appendix A Section 1(a)of this By-law. 4.6.8 Despite Section 4.6.1 to Section 4.6.7 a person operating an approved Animal Rescue Facility shall at all times comply with all other requirements of this By-law. AND THAT Appendix "A"Fee Schedule, Section lbe amended by adding the following: On or Before After March 31: March 31: (k) A dog harboured by an Approved Animal $ 0.00 $ 0.00 Rescue Facility for the first year, from the date of registration. AND THAT this By-law shall come into full force and effect upon final passing. READ A FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD TIME AND FINALLY PASSED THIS 3rd DAY OF MAY 2007. /._ _ IA Ai //\6-114 Y• O CL'RK 2